yet another exchange letter! \o/

Jun. 24th, 2017 11:35 am
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[community profile] rarepairfest letter for [archiveofourown.org profile] laylah!

My theme for so much of this exchange is "oh my god I just wish this existed why isn't it out there???" so I would really be just delighted to see what you come up with for all these tiny underloved pairings. Thank you so much for offering one of them, by the way. Please treat my prompts as suggestions, not as requirements; if there's a story you're dying to tell about one of these pairings, I will read anything that skips my DNWs, so go for it.

General Yes Please: porn & kink (see my smutswap letter for more on my preferences there), adventures, fight scenes, monsters, fluff, playing with game mechanics, worldbuilding, nerding out about robots/demons/other sapient nonhuman perspectives.

General Not For Me Thanks: mundane AUs (high school, coffee shop, etc.), deathfic, kidfic, misunderstanding angst, hopeless endings, abusive relationships, bigotry or oppression as a major plot point, bigotry or oppression written into a setting where they haven't been shown to exist in canon, scat/vomit, infantilization, forced feminization.

Extra Stuff I Love In Various Canons:

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Things what are currently going on

Jun. 23rd, 2017 03:29 pm
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So many! Some links in case they catch your eye:

Ardor in August - LOTR slash exchange! I love this one. Signups open til the 25th.

Star Trek Friendship Fest - does what it says on the tin! Trek based gen. Signups open til the 25th, sadly nobody yet asking for Spock & McCoy.

Rarepair, for any and all rare ships, signups open til the 28th.

Exchange at Fic Corner - for children's book canons. Signups open til the 28th.

AU Exchange - a new AU scenario-matching exchange, multifandom. Nominations open til July 1.

Press Start - for game canons. Nominations open until July 1


And without any deadline except 'finish before next year'-
Hurt/Comfort Bingo! For the pleasant torturing and subsequent cuddling of favourite characters. <3


*quietly melts in the heat*
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Beneath the cut: the first line of every unfinished piece of fic in my drive dating back a year or less -- minus the ones that are pieces of anon exchange submissions currently in progress.

Maybe I can convince myself to go back and make more progress on some of these for [community profile] seasonofkink or something. I must have some squares that would fit some of these stories. Or [community profile] iddyiddybangbang!

this is a lot of unfinished fic, jeez )

You can totally watch my fandom spread shifting over time there. Some of these are probably abandoned for one reason or another (I still love the concept of troll Hisoka so much, but I don't have an actual idea for a plot) but hopefully I'll get some of them to see the light of day. :B

Night on Rec Mountain

Jun. 22nd, 2017 05:09 pm
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I have a backlog of things I keep meaning to post about, but first- A rec!!

The Fever of the World (8487 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Master and Commander - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Aubrey & Stephen Maturin
Characters: Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Prison, Delirium, Worry, Fever
Summary:

And everywhere the fire, lighting sky and sea, dappling across the small bobbing faces lifted to the heavens.

He had seen Stephen swimming, hadn't he. He had known Stephen would remember how to float, the way Jack had taught him. Feeling sure, he had floundered past, to get about saving as many as he could. After all, he had seen Stephen swimming.

Hadn't he?



It is so good! Jack and Stephen are shipwrecked, and jailed to await prisoner trading-- Perfect h/c, perfect Jack and Stephen banter, with period medicine and emotional vulnerability and rude details, and the tone and characterisation both are so very spot on. If you love these guys, give this a read. ♥

[list] The Raven Cycle fic

Jun. 22nd, 2017 12:17 pm
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(Last updated:) 2017-06-22 (17 fics)

Series



nothing more than any artist dreams
Artist AU.
1. blue as a gunshot wound: Kavinsky/Prokopenko (M; 3,635 words; 01 February 2017)
Proko knows he's a doormat when it comes to Kavinsky. It doesn't take a genius to figure that one out.

2. Les liaisons dangereuses: Kavinsky/Prokopenko (M; 1,500 words; 27 May 2017)
You shouldn't be surprised when he drags you into the men's room, although somehow you are.

3. Hidden here below the fracture: Kavinsky/Ronan, Kavinsky/Prokopenko (M; 3,278 words; 28 December 2016)
Irritation lurks at the other end of his high, not inspiration.

Or, the one in which K tries to banish Lynch from his head. Through art. And fails.



Just give me what I came for

1. I've tasted hell and it tastes just like you: Kavinsky/Ronan (E; 2,565 words; 07 March 2017)
Everyone knows that when you need someone to hurt you, Kavinsky is it.

2. Stay with me, I'll show you paradise: Kavinsky/Ronan (E; 3,010 words; 14 March 2017)
Kavinsky would never admit it but he can’t say no to Ronan. No matter how late it is, he’s there. Though he’s usually not this destroyed.

3. my tongue still misbehaves: Kavinsky/Ronan (M; 500 words; 18 March 2017)
"Answer me this: how much would it piss you off if I got into Gansey's pants before you did?"

4. No sins as long as there's permission: Kavinsky/Ronan (E; 4,555 words; 15 April 2017)
WIP. "If we're gonna do this, I want you to leave Gansey out of it. Completely."


Standalones



Adam/Kavinsky/Ronan

1. a new kind of love your life has never allowed + polytangle (M; 2,835 words; 31 March 2017)
Youtube AU, sorta. Or: Adam is trying to edit a video, Kavinsky has other plans, and Gansey interrupts them both by video-calling long-distance.


Gansey/Ronan

1. your heart frayed and empty (M; 2,705 words; 12 March 2017)
Gansey wants to help Ronan, but has been drawing blanks as to how. Ronan has an idea, but never dared give it voice or thought. Until now.

2. stealing like the tide across a map (M; 2,150 words; 16 March 2017)
The collar is heavy in your hands, heavy with the weight of what's being asked. You're aware that this could very well cost you your friendship, no matter what decision you make.



Kavinsky/Ronan

1. Something's got me and I just can't seem to choose: Ronan/Kavinsky (T; 1,250 words; 13 November 2016)
"You know where you can keep an even better eye on me, Lynch?" he asks. Ronan ignores the tickle of warm breath against the shell of his ear and empties his shot glass. "On the dancefloor. Come on, dance with me."

Or, the one in which Ronan doesn't dance with K. Because obviously.


2. It's lovely. I hate it.: Kavinsky/Ronan (G; 200 words; 03 April 2017)
Of weakness, disbelief, and growing families.

3. He wonders what to say and whether to say it (T; 500 words; 07 May 2017)
For the first time in over a year and a half, you consider going to confession, to cleanse your soul of the sins you've committed this past week.

4. I'm variously sweat or shudder + Kavinsky/Prokopenko (M; 500 words; 10 May 2017)
You're about ready to dissolve when his phone rings. Kavinsky, of course, has to answer.

5. No warning from either of us (M; 2,205 words; 13 May 2017)
Business AU. Niall Lynch has expanded his business of procuring rare items. In his absence, Ronan takes over the helm, although he has no real interest in it. That is, unless it means one-upping Kavinsky.


Kavinsky/Prokopenko

1. Reality bites hard (T; 2,050 words; 08 January 2017)
WIP. Congratulations on coming out," Gansey says.
"No fucking way. Kavinsky's not gay."

A joke, that's all this is, but not everyone seems to get it and suddenly has opinions about your life and who you are as a person. Trouble is, you soon find you're not so sure yourself anymore.



Noah/Whelk

1. And it's a long way back from seventeen: Noah/Whelk (T; 1,210 words; 25 May 2017)
It wasn't only your skull that cracked that day.
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Do you ever re-read something you wrote ages ago and just -- want it back? want to be doing more? I mean, obviously I feel this a lot, but today I saw that the [livejournal.com profile] thisengland Shakespeare Histories Ficathon is starting up soon for its 10th year, and then I became overwhelmed with Percys feelings, and then I reread my sole contribution to the challenge, "A Mouth-Filling Oath," which takes place on the docks of 1950s London and everyone (but Hal, of course) is working class. I so love that narrative voice I found, even if I'm fairly certain it bears no resemblance to any English spoken every day. Strong narrative voices make writing so much easier, incredibly so, and I want to seize or discover one for other projects, but I never really set aside the time to try, which frustrates me about myself. There also seems to be a popular idea going around now that you shouldn't talk about your projects or you'll just talk them to death, and I get that, but it seems at odds with having a writing community, in some ways?

So yeah, that's a thing I've got to push myself on more. (Meanwhile, I'm going to not spend my time rolling around in old [personal profile] valiantrebel logs. Not for long, anyway.) The notes came back from my WW/WWI story and THEY ARE GOOD AND VERY MINIMAL, WHAT, so I need to get those turned around and also work on my second story and also work on a third and fourth story for the month. There's been this gigantic weird storm this afternoon, and right now the sunset is doing weird things with the light, but I see a full rainbow outside my window with gray clouds and peach light lighting up all the windows and bricks. The storm is also probably responsible for the hard nap I took earlier, with, again, extremely vivid dreams (partly about being some kind of shapeshifter with the ability to stop something VERY BAD from happening, but being kept from it somehow; partly about being back in Athens with both parents at a huge gala event for us, and I was being given snakes and I was delighted). I rewatched the S1 finale of The Magicians, which I hadn't seen in quite some time, and I had forgotten many things, chief among them how fucking hot Eliot Waugh's everything is. Goddammit, Hale Appleman, tall, beaky, elegant Jews who can do a courtly bow past their own knees is MY SEXUALITY, APPARENTLY. I just spent like 20 minutes trying to find a GIF on Tumblr and now I'm like, this shit is not going to get me back on Tumblr. Okay. Anyway. Phew. Hello.

ETA WAIT, I FOUND THE MOMENT.

I need a good skateboarding tag.

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:28 pm
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So my friend H. and I had A Day in Manhattan, which was delightful. We didn't end up finding a skateboard, but we did luck out tremendously in the makeup department! The hits at Sephora were nothing weird or unexpected: I got a tub of the only moisturizer that doesn't seem to instantly clog up every pore on my face, plus a full-sized version of my favorite eyebrow gel stuff, and in a better color for me at that. We also discovered this new shop that does everything cruelty-free, all-natural &c, and after a day of talking about how neither of us could find the perfect '20s darkest red for people with warm undertones, holy shit did this place deliver! (It's called "Written in Blood" by Rituel De Fille, and everything is SO GLORIOUSLY WITCHY for that brand!) Credo Beauty, you were not terrifyingly expensive after all, and I am so yea mightily pleased.

The goal was to hit up three skate shops, but we only really made it to one, which was friendly but not really my style, while the second closed right as we got there (but it looked really douchey, so I'm not all that sad to miss it). There are two other shops in Manhattan that I want to hit up, one called Labor, which is on the Lower East Side (and thus a possibility before my small claims hearing on Tuesday?), and the other called Uncle Funky's, which I appreciate; it's in the West Village, almost to the Hudson River, not too far from the Stonewall Inn. Then there's KCDC in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), which could be helpful for meeting up with my friend in Greenpoint who has my nice phone charger and biking shades. So. I'm plotting, is what I'm saying.

What I should be doing is finishing up that article for Pacific Standard, which my editor expects... by tomorrow morning, more or less. Instead, I'm going to let time zones help me out a little and share some neat decks that I found this evening.

More skateboards, including one that might be pulling ahead, design-wise )

Skateboard aesthete

Jun. 17th, 2017 04:14 pm
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I have an excellent new problem! I've definitely decided to keep taking the skateboarding lessons, and I now want my own board to practice on in between classes. (We learned how to flip the boards upright and hop onto them in the same motion! It's the precursor to learning ollies!) After class today, I did a tour of three shops near-ish to Prospect Park -- one in Park Slope, one in Gowanus and one in Crown Heights (which was also a florist and clothing store!). Naturally I got three pretty different answers from three pretty different dudes. One of them yelled at me for caring about what goes on the bottom of the deck, and I'd otherwise write his shop off, except somehow the board he was showing me was definitely the most beautiful-as-sports-construction one of all. Apparently there's no real online catalog you can depend on for any of the brands -- you just have to keep coming back to the skate shops and see what comes in.

Thing is, I... just don't love most of the designs? I don't care about pot, or late '80s/early '90s cartoon styles, or edgy altered candy wrappers. I feel like I want something either colorful or really nicely monochrome.

Wait, hang on, as I was trying to pick out examples, I discovered Skateboard Instagram and now I have a whole bunch of good tabs open. To Photobucket, to nab them!

So much nicer than my last photo post! )

So, okay, skateboards that please me aesthetically certainly do exist. Now to deal with my other big problem: this sourdough bread recipe, which I'm trying with two different flours, but both of which have come out so runny they're basically both batter. That was the same result for my first stab at this recipe, which came out delicious but more flatbread-like than anything. Any of you have a preferred sourdough recipe that begins with starter? I know it's supposed to be a wet dough, but I suspect this recipe would work better with a bread pan, which I do not have.

Tragic side note: I have, for the third year in a row, missed the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. In my defense, it was POURING rain from noon onward, and the thing started at 1, and I figured since I was already beyond soaking, I might as well do my skate shop tour instead. Not too sorry; riding your bike in the rain, especially through a deserted Prospect Park, with all its singing trees, is glorious every time.

Proof of hilarious wetness )

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Jun. 17th, 2017 08:51 am
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[community profile] press_start_comm is open for nominations! Trying to pick the fandoms I want to do -- so many of my fandoms are games, and so far it looks like none of them are in the tag set yet.

Are you playing? What do you plan to nominate?

I love robots tho

Jun. 15th, 2017 10:44 am
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Started playing Nier: Automata over the weekend and got the A ending last night. I'm super hype to start up again and go for the rest of the story, since it looks like a lot of the content is beyond the A ending. This game is so beautiful, both visually and aurally, and I'm grooving on the themes so hard.

And there was this one sidequest with an android scientist called Jackass, who wanted to collect combat data from watching us fight, and her dialogue after those fights was...well:
I needed to write it down )
SO THAT HAPPENED. talk about ficbait.

I love every robot in this bar.

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Jun. 15th, 2017 12:46 am
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I have so much adulting to do beginning friday-- it's not even funny. But I have put in the reservation for the uhaul on saturday the 24th. <3 I feel like I accomplished something. That just means once I get settled, and I am able to play Stormblood, I will find a supreme sense of satisfaction. Awww yeah!
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First things first, I've got a new Things I'm Verbing up: Indiana Man, Alabama Man and Florida Man. Come for the King Lear jokes, stay for the oral histories, the Pence dis and the way Wonder Woman failed at disability rep.

Closer to home, I am in a tight spot about my walls. This apartment has been shitty in lots of ways pretty much since the beginning. The walls have been particularly fun, though. For instance, in July 2015, I nearly lost my pin-up portrait from SebStanCon because thanks to a nail I'd hung the frame on puncturing the wall (as nails do), something inside the wall caused mold to develop on the back of the picture. When I wrote to the management company about it, my rep told me it must have been because my air conditioner had been off, despite the fact that I'd had problems with that wall before I even got an a/c unit.

This happened in two days. I was out, by the way, because I had found bedbugs. )

This morning, I heard a tremendous and long-lasting crash coming from my kitchen, which turned out to be my large wall clock falling to the ground and spilling a bag full of recyclables all over. The clock is dented but otherwise okay, but I'm certainly less than pleased.

Y i k e s. )

This all kicked off around the original problem area, which failed to hold up an important framed poster not once but twice. I think if you look closely at the drywall behind the hole, it's got uneven black spots on it. Is that rot? Do I have to get all my drywall replaced? Should I just move?

The original suspect )

Healing comes-- eventually

Jun. 14th, 2017 12:05 am
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FFX-2 is a really tricky thing for me, I loved the game when I first played it. But somewhere a long the way, things happened and drama exploded and it was just a series that I buried-- dead and gone. People that I associated with the game, things that I was reminded of. Never in the life of Nia have I ever had a breakup that justified me deciding that an entire game was dead and buried. (7 year relationship that at it's basis was Xenogears, nope-- still love that game and won't give it up even though I am not gung-ho fanatical about it at this stage in my life). But there was this girl, this psychotic girl who called herself the "Deathseeker" and I fell in with her brand of psychoticness. I don't even know how bad it went since it was one of those LONG DISTANCE THINGS and I had no clue about her except what she told me.

But she went batshit crazy-- even faked her own death in order to get away from me (or something). Let me tell you, I have a low opinion of people who fake their own death especially online. (if somehow, you want an example of the sheer ammount of crazy-- here is her HI I AM NOT DEAD SUCKERS letter to the world. I can't even begin to make up shit like that.

We RPed Baralai and Nooj, and let me tell you-- once that relationship was over and done with, I pretty much shoved Baralai muse into an open coffin and shut it tightly, because it was a reminder of a weak point in my life. (and I must of been weak in order to have been so DUPED by that, blinded actually might be a better word). But today I was listening to my music while working and without thinking about it, I heard a song and went "That's Baralai to a T"

Which surprised the ever loving fuck out of me and caused me to re-evaluate my life. And I thought to myself-- is it possible that perhaps I have gotten over that travesty, I've finally reached a point where those memories are just stupid and idiotic? I was 24 at the time and I think perhaps the statue of limitations has gone up over that, but it left me relieved, not because I thought about a character that I had buried but because well-- there's just something cleansing about being able to think about something that previous-to had been able to bring putrid bile to the back of my throat and go, "Well okay, I think I can think about that now and just feel nostalgia-- no revulsion, nothing"

So perhaps I may make an icon, a sort of little remembrance of him, but I don't know-- it's just nice to have a nice little piece of clarity in the here and now.

On an un-related note-- OWEN AND I CLOSE ON OUR HOUSE ON THE 23rd!!! Which means that for a few weeks, I'll probably be without internet, which is all fine and good, I'll be busy anyways! But yes, super excited to move into our home and I will be able to pester Owen ALL THE TIME! (he's so happy lol)

: Music Meme - Day 9 :

Jun. 11th, 2017 11:05 pm
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Now, due to this meme-- y'all are gonna see how varied my music taste truly is

9. A Song that makes you happy

"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars



Okay, to clarify-- I am not a big Bruno Mars fan. Well not his romantic lovely dovey stuff (my boyfriend is a fan of Bruno Mars stuff that is silly and sappy and sentimental), but I really like his baller/jazz gangster stuff, and this has got to be one of the catchiest songs that I've ever hard. Insidious-- it gets in your head so easily and so I can't help but like it (I also really like 24K Magic and have been known to jam to that). Give me money, a swagger beat and none of this 'knocked out of heaven' bullcrap. When I sing this, I feel like a pimpin' gangsta and I seriously need to be driving a mazzarati or something a long those lines. don't judge me

The Music List )

Code Geass: Turn 12.06 Transcription

Jun. 11th, 2017 04:36 pm
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NOTE: This is not a translation. This PD was officially translated and included on the Bluray Box Set in October, 2016. It's... not always a great translation (mostly just kind of stiff -- everyone in the new Funimation subs sounds like a robot, I assume they were pressed for time), but it is official.

Turn 12.06 )